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Tinsel Stars

Who doesn't love tinsel? Here's another way to use it: Twist wired tinsel (available at specialty-craft stores) into six-pointed stars.




  • Wire cutters
  • Wired tinsel
  • Ribbon


  1. Step 1

    Cut three pieces of tinsel, two of equal length and one a little longer.

  2. Step 2

    Twist equal pieces together at centers, and wrap third piece onto the two twisted pieces, forming a star.

  3. Step 3

    Bend end of longer piece into a hook, and attach the star from the ribbon on a gift or hang as an ornament on a tree.

Martha Stewart Living, December/January 1996/1997



Reviews (3)

  • KatharinaD 16 Nov, 2009

    It is sometimes hard to keep the wires in place for twisting. There is a mold out holding your wires in place, which makes it also so easy to be used with children.

  • paris_95 15 Dec, 2008

    Hi, my name is Paris and I am 13 from Australia. I try not to miss the show on the How To channel...on Foxtel. Mum and I made these with White Pipe cleaners but we made them for the tree. Like Snowflakes...even though it doesnt snow here we still like to get into the spirt as Mum use to live in England. We made to them 3-Dimentional and they look great. I'd just like to add that we are making your cookies aswell with the homemade Jam you made today!

    Love Paris, Australia

  • AmyBrown 29 Nov, 2007

    The kids and I did this craft a few years ago. What a nice addition to the Christmas tree! Adds sparkle, with no mess. When putting them away, though, be sure to separate them with sheets of paper or something. We had an awful tangled mess as we took them out the next year and the threads got caught in other stars.